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Authorising local immunisation programmes

Authorised vaccinators delivering an immunisation service

Authorised vaccinators need to supply details of their practice as specified in Appendix A4.3 in the Immunisation Handbook 2017.  These details which will be considered if they decide to seek medical officer of health approval for a local immunisation programme.

Please complete the local immunisation programme application form for approval by Medical Officer of Health and send the required documents to Toi Te Ora Public Health as below.

For cold chain accreditation certification information: See Immunisation Handbook 2017 and local co-ordinators, or phone 0800 465 863.


Authorised Vaccinators may administer vaccines as part of approved programmes without prescription or standing order

Approved programmes in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Board areas include:

  1. The National Immunisation Schedule and vaccinations nationally recommended and funded for special groups.  Details of the vaccines and the recommended indications are published in the current Ministry of health Immunisation Handbook 2017.

  2. Local programmes specifically approved by any of the Medical Officers of Health for the area covered by Lakes and Bay of Plenty District Health Boards.  See application form above.

Applications must be completed and signed digitally and submitted by email to Hand written applications will not be accepted.

The Medical Officer of Health will review the evidence. If all evidence is present and correct a certificate for two years practice will be issued.  If any evidence is missing you will be advised and asked to provide this.

NB: Your certificate can not be issued until all the correct information has been received.


Approved Local Programmes List - approvals as at May 2020 in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Board areas

  • Achieve Workplace Health, Rotorua

  • Asthma & Respiratory Management BOP, Tauranga

  • Bay Occupational Health Consultancy Ltd, Mt Maunganui

  • Bay of Plenty District Health Board Outreach Immunisation Service, Tauranga

  • Chadwick Healthcare, Tauranga

  • Children's Hub Immunisation Team, Children's Hub - Te Aka Mauri, Lakes DHB, Rotorua

  • Cicada Health Ltd, Tauranga

  • Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance, Whakatāne

  • Fifth Avenue Family Practice, Tauranga

  • Fit for Work, Edgecumbe

  • Grace Hospital, Tauranga

  • Health Reporoa Inc, Reperoa

  • Kaitiaki Nursing Service, Tauranga

  • Korowai Aroha Health Centre, Rotorua

  • Life Care Consultants Ltd, Hamilton

  • Medpro Healthcare NZ Ltd, Whangaparaoa, Auckland

  • Ngā Kākano Family Health Services, Te Puke

  • Ōhope Beach Medical Centre, Ōhope

  • OK Health Services, Tauranga

  • Otumoetai Doctors Ltd, Tauranga

  • Ranolf Medical Centre, Rotorua

  • Tiaho Medical Centre, Rotorua

  • Tarawera Medical Centre, Kawerau

  • Taupō Health Centre, Taupō

  • Te Whare Hauora Health Centre (Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology), Tauranga

  • The Doctors – Kopeopeo, Whakatāne

  • The Doctors – Phoenix, Whakatāne

  • The Doctors – Tauranga

  • Total Health Doctors, Whakatāne

  • Toi Ora Health, Ōpōtiki

  • Trident High School, Whakatāne

  • Unichem Papamoa Pharmacy, Tauranga

  • Waikato Occupational Health Consultancy Ltd, Hamilton

  • WBOP Primary Health Organisation, Tauranga

  • Western Heights Medical Centre, Rotorua

  • Willcare Health, Rotorua

  • Workplace Health NZ Ltd, Tauranga


Last modified: 19 Aug 2020
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